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Why Deshaun Watson Wears "Fuller" Patch On His Jersey

It's all about history for Clemson starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. 

Coming in as a five-star freshman recruit, Watson wanted to wear No. 4--the number he wore in high school--but there was a problem - it's a retired number at Clemson University, belonging to former All-American quarterback Steve Fuller. 

So, being the creative head coach Clemson fans have become accustomed to, Dabo Swinney, well aware the number had been retired, hatched the brilliant plan to approach Fuller about giving Watson his blessing to wear the number. 

After a short discussion with Fuller, the former Clemson great approved and history was made, according to a Clemson release.

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Not only does Watson wear the retired number, he also wears a patch with Steve Fuller's name on it in a visible area of the jersey.

With the success that Watson has had on the field, leading the Tigers through an undefeated regular season and to the title game, it's cool to see it tie in with the program's history.

No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama are scheduled to kick off at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.